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Benefice Choir News

15 October 2019

Image 15 10 2019 at 21.32Do you love singing the beautiful music of the Advent and Christmas season? 

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News from Rev’d Manette October 2019

25 September 2019

October is Dare-to-Do month – or ‘How did I agreeA0E2AD48 2C93 46A7 8F29 3B5591026E23 to riding a horse?’

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New Hymn Books

30 August 2019

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Holy Innocents Church is raising money for new hymns books so that we will have have the same edition across the Benefice. This will make the  work of our choir leader and organists a lot easier and both churches will be able to enjoy a full range of traditional and modern hymns.
Anyone can give to the Hymn Book fund or donate one or more books in memory of a loved one.
The cost is £10 per book and this includes a plaque with a commemoration in the front of the book.
Donations may be given to Tim Frost  or Kathy Drakes or brought to any of our services.
We are hoping for good response as we would like to have the new hymn books in time for Christmas. 

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Parish Giving Scheme

18 August 2019

Unknown26Both The Holy Innocents' Church Gt Barton and St Peter's Church Thurston have joined The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS). Each year it costs more to ensure that our Churches can remain open to everyone, when needed. In order to do this with declining congregations, we hope you will consider joining the PGS and give a regular amount to support your Church. If you would like more information on how you can join this scheme please contact our Parish Giving Scheme co-ordinator at: or the PGS website: Parish Giving Scheme

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Vacancy at Montana Care Home

5 August 2019

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Storehouse. Can You Help

15 July 2019

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The Storehouse in Bury St Edmunds are urgently in need of tinned and packet food and toiletries as the summer holidays get very busy as school meals are no longer provided and families really struggle to feed their children at this time. There is a list in St Peter’s Church Thurston and Holy Innocents’ Church, Gt Barton, together with a collection point, for various items but tinned pies, fish, potatoes, pasta and sauces, cereals, tinned vegetables and soup are always required. Tinned fruit and rice pudding are a treat. These items are collected from the Benefice churches and taken to Storehouse throughout the summer. Thank you for your contributions. They are really appreciated.


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Training Opportunity

12 July 2019

Unknown 79Training opportunity in September for anyone who is involved in offering pastoral support in parishes and for those interested in Lay Elder ministry:

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Bangers & Bingo Thank You

8 July 2019

Bangers & Bingo Fund Raising Event for Holy Innocents ChurchFollowing the Bangers & Bingo session at The Institute in Gt Barton, on Saturday 29th June, we would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed to the magnificent total of £265.00 towards the funds for Holy Innocents’ Church Gt Barton.

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